ON FIRE FOR CHRIST!!
When one has just gotten bornagain and his life is changed from a genuine faith and a clear conscience, his love for God is unimaginable. I guess that’s why when christ came back and met Peter again at lake Galilee just after his resurrection and Peter had also denied him, he asked him a question three times When they finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these other men love me?” Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Then Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs. ”
How could Jesus really ask this question to a mere man full of sin, can we really love God with passion.
The answer is yes and it’s mostly those new born agains. It is expected of us out of what God has done for us to love him even when we don’t intend it. That’s why Peter said yes I do love you more than all the others, why, because he denied him but still Jesus forgave him.
That’s what happens after God helping us out of trouble or after immediately realizing God’s grace.
But it’s also clear that this love for God keeps decreasing with time as we go on in this walk. We still love him but we no longer do the things we used to do. We used to sacrifice anything for christ but now, naaa we busy.
What happens. The reason is we don’t give time to our desire for God. This desire needs attention. When we desire some thing, we try to reach it and we keep searching. We don’t relax. Now why many peoples love for God is getting cold is because we have become so busy with cares of this world. We are like the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That is like the people who hear the teaching but let worries about this life and love for money stop it from growing. So it does not produce a crop in their lives.
When Jesus says But I have this against you: you have let go of the love you had at first. So remember the high point from which you have fallen. Change your hearts and lives and do the things you did at first. If you don’t, I’m coming to you. I will move your lampstand from its place if you don’t change your hearts and lives.
Revelation 2:4-5 CEB.
It’s not only about being a Christian and relaxing. It’s about working out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Philippians 2:12 NKJV
One man said that the Christians growth can never be stagnant, you are either growing or your declining. You can’t say am at a stand still.
When God tells Joshua that This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8 NKJV
the blessings don’t come from just being a Christian. They come from spending time in the word with God. Without reading the word of God CONSTANTLY, your desire is quenched down.
However much we might be busy with work or family, don’t let that blow out your desire for God. Try the night you can spend some time in the word before sleep. Others wake up at 3am to pray. Whatever just make sure your desire for God is not lost.
BTW the lower your desire for God, the more you sin.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
Psalms 119:11 NKJV
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